Resetting the TPMS in your 2016 Volkswagen

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 at 7:03 pm
How to turn off the VW tire pressure warning light

How to reset the tire pressure sensor in VW models

We love modern technology and safety features. Warning sounds let us know when we’re straying from our lanes, and even when we just leave the lights on or don’t close the door all the way. It’s these small things that prevent our batteries from dying and keep us safe. At the same time, it can be annoying when you see a warning light and you know you’ve fixed the problem. So if your TPMS system is acting a bit wacky, you may be wondering how to reset the tire pressure sensor in VW models so that you can be sure yours will still give you a correct reading next time your tires are a bit low.

The VW Tire Pressure Monitoring System doesn’t turn off automatically

This should be your first question, whether the system is meant to turn off on its own, and it isn’t. We are assuming you’ve already filled your tires before seeking answers on how to turn off the warning light, but if you haven’t you should know that the proper PSI for your tires should either be listed on your gas tank lid or the inner door jamb of your vehicle.

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Did you know a tire underinflated by just 8 PSI can reduce fuel economy by up to 4%? Well it only goes down from there, and the uneven pressure will almost definitely wear your tires thin earlier than necessary. So be sure to actually fill your tires before resetting the system.

How to reset the Volkswagen tire pressure indicator

Resetting the system is quick and easy one you know how to do it.VW tire pressure reset button Once properly inflated, you’re either going to find a small button right in the glovebox if you have a model from the pre-infotainment days, or you’ll turn it off through your touchscreen system. If pressing a button simply make sure to hold it until you hear a beep.

In the infotainment system, the TPMS can be reset by finding the tires section within the setup menu. Hit set, then confirm that your tires comply with the required PSI values.

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If you’ve gone through this whole process and your system still won’t reset, double check that your tires are set to the right pressure. Otherwise you may have to stop by our dealership to make sure the system itself isn’t faulty. We hope this post was helpful, and you’ll come back here to the Napleton Volkswagen Springfield Blog to read more posts like this one.